Five people died from measles in Ukraine in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

16 people died from the complications of measles in 2018
14:38, 22 January 2019

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Five people died from measles in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019, as Public Health Center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported.

“Totally, five people died from the complications of measles this year. In 2018, measles took 16 lives,” the message said.

Related: Measles hit 2,300 people in Ukraine over week, - Healthcare Ministry

Particularly, three people died from the complications last week.

According to the Public Health Center, 3,450 people, including 1,502 adults, and 1,948 children got sick with measles during the third week of 2019.

Related: Almost 47,000 people sickened with measles in Ukraine in 2018

“The vaccination is the only reliable protection from measles,” the Healthcare Ministry noted.

As we reported, quarantine was announced in Lukyanivska pre-trial detention in Kyiv, because of a measles outbreak.

Related: Fifteen people died due to measles outbreak in Ukraine in 2018

Earlier, the outbreak of measles was spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine, assigned to Vinnytsia military unit. The first case of the sickness of measles was spotted before the New Year and now, the number of the diseased increased up to more than a few dozens. The National Guard does not have a specialized medical unit so the soldiers are hospitalized to the city hospital. Four soldiers receive the treatment at Khmelnytsky District Hospital. 

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